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Old 10-18-2011, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrew*Debbie View Post
I'm considering an F20 as a potential replacement when our MINI comes off lease in February.

The UK petrol F20s are powered by MINI engines! Yup. The same 1.6L unit in set up for longitudinal mounting tuned for 136HP or 170HP. I'm not sure how I feel about this. The MINI motor is a good engine but it doesn't feel like a BMW engine to me. On the other hand, petrol F20s have lower fuel consumption then the car they replace. I'll reserve judgement until I can drive an F20.
The petrol engines in the F20 are new constructions and equipped with a twin scroll turbo.

The old Mini engines were Chrysler products, also used in the Neon. I believe they switched engine in 2007 with the new model generation.
I have a 2005 Cooper S myself, and this old construction doesn't make half as fun as the new BMW-developed ones.

I tried the 118i during the introduction at dealer in September and loved it!
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